Stretching the Rubber Band

Written by Joe Wolter This article originally appeared in Eclectic Horseman Issue No.45 In the late 70s and early 80s I was riding colts and doing day...

The Reaching Exercise with Buck Brannaman

This article originally appeared in Eclectic Horseman Issue No.31 - Subscribe today! To ride your horse properly, there should never be a time that you...

The Mental Connection – When you and your horse operate as...

Written by Sylvana Smith This article originally appeared in Eclectic Horseman Issue No.7 A new tack catalog arrived in the mail today. More than 100 pages,...

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Horsemanship Skills

A Question of Degree – Halts, Half-Halts, Rein-Back and Rock Back

Written by Wendy Murdoch This article originally appeared in Eclectic Horseman Issue No.46 Before we progress to lateral movements we have one more topic to cover,...

Leveling Your Seat Bones

For Visual Learners

Build Your Confidence

How Groundwork Relates to Riding Part 3

With Mindy Bower Transitions on Ground Help Transitions Under Saddle This exercise is all about getting to your horse’s feet before you get on. There are...

Winter Projects Part 2

With Jeff Derby In the last issue of Eclectic Horseman, Jeff Derby discussed his approach to working on winter projects in general, and getting a...

TaylorMade Horsemanship

Written by Tom Moates “It’s a unique learning experience,” says horsemanship clinician, Mindy Bower, about the joint venture between Melanie Smith Taylor and her called...

Winter Projects

With Jeff Derby For many of us, the start of the winter season means an end to our riding season. Even if you have access...


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